With the bare bones of the refurbishment of the shed into a studio well under way, it was time for a well earned rest. We had all been working so hard for eight days solid since last Saturday, that it was time to take a breather and take a break. Taking time to look back over what we have actually achieved in the time we had.
I am so proud of all my family for really pulling together and working as a team to make some serious progress. Old floor and roof off; walls pulled in and straightened; back wall lifted and straightened and new foundations, floor joists, roof struts and panels in place, it really has been some going. Somehow, the bruises, bumps, cuts, grazes and aches all feel worth it.
Of course, with any building, the 'skeleton' is only really the beginning, it's what's inside that really makes a home and this is where the fun begins. But as time and funds allow, this will have to wait a little bit. The windows and doors may have to wait a bit too, so just now we will give a bit of TLC to the existing ones, just to make things a bit more secure. Still, with the new floor to put down and insulation to on the walls to install this week, there is plenty to keep us all going.
|More on the roof.|
These boards will help add extra stability to the thinner roof sheets.
When the felt goes on, these will be covered.
|The right tools for the job.|
With a cordless drill, screwdriver and a couple of these nifty clamps,
most of the work has been made a lot easier